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Ravi Coltrane Quintet

Jez Nelson presents a performance by saxophonist Ravi Coltrane and his quintet at the 2013 Cheltenham Jazz Festival. With Ralph Alessi (trumpet) and David Virelles (keyboard).

Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane's 'Spirit Fiction' was hailed as one of last year's best records - this performance by his quintet at the Cheltenham Festival is a chance to hear why. The band features some of the most versatile and inventive players on the US East Coast circuit, enabling Coltrane to mix grooving postbop with looser, more free-ranging interaction. It includes one of his longest-standing collaborators, trumpeter Ralph Alessi, and young-gun keys player David Virelles, who has caused a stir playing with the likes of Steve Coleman in recent times. The music is by turns punchy and delicate, as 'in' as it is 'out', lending Coltrane a voice quite distinct from either of his parents.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producers: Peggy Sutton & Phil Smith.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • New Release

    • Dave Douglas Quintet

      Beware of Doug

      Composer: Dave Douglas

      • Time Travel.
      • Greenleaf Music.
  • Ravi Coltrane Quintet Recorded at the Jazz Arena, Cheltenham Jazz Festival on 5 May 2013

    • Untitled

      Ravi Coltrane (saxophone); Ralph Alessi (trumpet); David Virelles (keyboards, piano); Drew Gress (bass); Eric McPherson (drums)

    • Ravi Coltrane Quintet

      Klepto

      Composer: Ralph Alessi

  • Jez Nelson talks to Ravi Coltrane

    • Untitled

  • Ravi Coltrane Quintet Recorded at the Jazz Arena, Cheltenham Jazz Festival on 5 May 2013

    • Ravi Coltrane Quintet

      Phantasm

      Composer: Paul Motian

    • Ravi Coltrane Quintet

      Skippy

      Composer: Thelonious Monk

  • John Zorn and Pat Metheny in conversation on Stuart Maconie's Freakzone (BBC 6 Music)

    • Untitled

  • Nathaniel Facey interviews Branford Marsalis

    • Nat Adderly Sextet

      Mozart-in'

      Composer: Alvin Batiste

      • In The Bag.
      • Jazzland.
    • Miles Davis

      Nefertiti

      Composer: Wayne Shorter

      • Nefertiti.
      • Columbia.
    • Branford Marsalis

      In The Crease

      Composer: Branford Marsalis

      • Contemporary Jazz.
      • Columbia.
    • Branford Marsalis

      Elysium

      Composer: Branford Marsalis

      • Contemporary Jazz.
      • Columbia.
    • Sonny Rollins

      Easy Living

      Composer: Ralph Rainger / Leo Robin

      • Road Shows, Vol. 1.
      • Doxy Records.
    • Ornette Coleman

      Eventually

      Composer: Ornette Coleman

      • The Shape of Jazz to Come.
      • Atlantic.
    • John Coltrane

      Sun Ship

      Composer: John Coltrane

      • Sun Ship.
      • Impulse!.
    • The Branford Marsalis Quartet

      The Mighty Sword

      Composer: Joey Calderazzo

      • Four MF's Playin' Tunes.
      • Universal.
    • Miles Davis

      Nefertiti

      Composer: Wayne Shorter

      • Nefertiti.
      • Columbia.
    • The Branford Marsalis Quartet

      Maestra

      Composer: Branford Marsalis

      • Four MF's Playin' Tunes.
      • Universal.
    • The Branford Marsalis Quartet

      Treat It Gentle

      Composer: Branford Marsalis

      • Four MF's Playin' Tunes.
      • Universal.

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